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Is there any way of evaluating the quality of a hotel's internet connection in advance?

I'm on the road a lot for work. I tend to end up staying at a lot of budget chain hotels that offer free wi-fi. So far so good. But sadly, not all wi-fi is created equal. The past few weeks I've been ...
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Can I read my GMail while traveling in China?

I read in some places that Gmail.com is sometimes blocked. Is there a workaround so that I can access my email while I am in China?
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What equipment should I travel with to increase the odds of good internet and phone connectivity?

Getting decent internet and telephone coverage while traveling is not a given. I find that outside of urban areas many places I stay when traveling have unreliable internet connectivity, if any. ...
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Can tourists or other travellers in China get in trouble for using a VPN or other method to get around the “Great Firewall”?

The People's Republic of China blocks some very popular websites used throughout the rest of the world including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. This is known colloquially as the "Great Firewall of ...
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Are there companies that offer worldwide wifi roaming for a fixed fee?

I am aware of the following related question: Overview of wireless in airports. If it is free it would be nice, but I am willing to pay for my Internet access at airports/hotels. The only problem is ...
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Internet in Japan

During travel in Japan I would like to have internet in my laptop and Ipad. What is not very expensive solution to do that? Is there any prepaid internet in Japan? I Think I will need 1GB
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Cellular Internet in Iceland?

Is it possible to purchase a pre-paid SIM card that with cellular Internet access in Iceland ? If so, in what parts of Iceland can I expect coverage ?
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Do any Mexican bus lines provide Internet access?

Mexico has quite a variety of inter-city bus lines, ranging from cheap, to "luxury." I've only ever ridden one, for about a 1-hour trip, and I slept most of the way, so I can't say my experience is ...
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Prepaid SIM card for data in London

I need to buy a prepaid SIM card with internet connection in London just for 6 days. Any suggestion and prices?
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The using of VPN on iPhone in China

I will be travelling to China this April (more specifically, I will be going to Chengdu). As I would need to keep myself updated all the time, and I would need to access facebook and other websites ...
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Is there such a thing as an international mobile wireless provider?

After searching for a short time, the only promising lead I've found is global gig, which claims to stay connected in the USA, UK, Australia, Ireland, Hong Kong, Sweden and Denmark. Which ...
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Valencia: Places to work temporarily

I'm looking for places like cafés/hacker spaces/co working offices etc in Valencia where you can sit and work with your computer. Wi-Fi and power outlets are a not a requirement but a big plus. I'm ...
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How to find places with Wi-Fi and electricity in China?

I don't travel with a smart phone and I don't want to. My netbook battery died during my trip and I tried and failed to get a new or reconditioned one in China. Because I'm hitchhiking I sometimes ...
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Traveling developer in South/Central America

I am a developer from Amsterdam and I have employers who pay me while I am developing from abroad. The experience is great, I get to see many many things without the need to touch my saving, but in ...
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Internet Service for multiple people

How do you provide a decent speed internet connection to multiple devices on a USA road trip? (either on interstates, in campgrounds or hotels) Four people have at least 2 devices the following ...
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How reliable are portable WiFi hotspots in Japan?

Instead of getting a prepaid SIM chip, I'm thinking of renting a mobile wifi hotspot. I've found these two so far. Two questions: Are these reliable? I will be mostly in the big cities. If I'm not ...
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Renting a portable 3G hotspot at Istanbul airport?

Since Turkey's mobile phone legislation is a pain in the ass, I'm considering renting a 3G hotspot on the two stopovers I will have there in February. Is there a company which could rent me one at ...
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Is it possible to sign any contract in Sweden without a personnummer?

I am staying in Sweden for a year and have come across this situation multiple times now. As a european citizen I should be allowed to make contract with, banks, internet service provider and thelike, ...
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Overview of wireless in airports?

This summer I travelled by plane a lot. At some airports there was Internet available, but at many I couldn't find any free Internet access. Is there something like an overview available that lists as ...
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Data plans in Germany that can also can be used elsewhere in Europe

I am planning to spend around 100 days in Leipzig, Germany this summer , I wanted to make a prepaid data plan 1 GB be very enough. My Questions are: Which are the service providers who have ...
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Internet access in Japan

What options are there in terms of prepaid Internet services? Are the charges reasonable? I will be there for no more than two weeks so prepaid seems to be the sensible option.
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SIM card in New Zealand with unlimited internet access

Are there any SIM cards with unlimited internet access available in New Zealand, for a stay period of 3 weeks? Vodaphone counter at Auckland Airport don't offer any unlimited bundles, and I wonder if ...
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usb decryption possible in internet cafes?

To use on our world trip, we store personal information (phone numbers, credit card information, id-scans, etc) on a small usb stick. To prevent losing this information to some malicious people, I ...
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Mobile and mobile internet provider Turkey

I am going to Turkey for a 10 day trip. Is it possible to buy a 3G chip to have internet access in all Turkey for this period? What are my options and average price?
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Internet cafe with Wi-Fi in Hohhot, China?

This is my second time in Hohhot/Huhhot/Huhehaote, the capital of Inner Mongolia, China. I've been here one week this time. But despite many scouting missions I seem to be unable to find what I think ...
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Good (up-to-date and reliable) source of information about travel destinations

For my past trips I was learning about my destination from a book and then was picking up updated tips from the Internet. For my next trip to Thailand I decided to plan it using only online sources. ...
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Will travellers be able to get full internet access in Turkey during the current protests/riots?

With the current widespread riots in Turkey, the police reaction, the government's intervention and the worldwide observation, there've been reports of threats to have the internet restricted, as has ...
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What are typical internet connection speeds in Colombia?

The answers will have to differ for internet cafés/hostels versus flats. I'm interested in both answers.
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Can I buy a prepaid mobile internet sim in Portugal as a tourist?

The titles says it all. I would like to buy a SIM cart to enable mobile Internet on my phone in all of Portugal, preferably for a month. Is this possible, or is mobile internet only for local ...
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Recommendation for prepaid SIM card in the Netherlands

I will stay in the Netherlands for three months and I'm looking for a prepaid SIM card with a cheap data plan (like, 200 MB free per month). In Germany, there are lots and lots of offers like this, ...
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Internet connections in Taipei

Can you recommend an internet cafe in or near Beitou district, Taipei, Taiwan? Are there any that are convenient for English speakers? What is the cost? I've tried to do some research on this, and am ...
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What's the cheapest SIM card with Internet for smartphone in Czech Republic?

I want to go to Prague for a few days and do there some geocaching. I need therefore SIM card with internet package or internet flat rate. I don't think the traffic generated while geocaching will be ...
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What 3G standard is used in Egypt, and how much does it cost?

I know they are UMTS country. Can I rent 3g modem for a week?
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Recommendation for mobile prepaid SIM card for smartphone + home calls

What SIM card would you recommend for smartphone user for the travel in Germany? It would be probably the only or the most important connection to the Internet, so large amounts of data and ...
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Cheap cafe or restaurant with Wi-Fi in Jincheng, Yunnan, China?

I'm in a non-tourist city about 40km south of Kunming, Yunnan, China. For the first time in China I have a hotel with good Wi-Fi but I also like to be able to sit in a pleasant public place ...
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Wifi coverage in SE Asia?

So how common is wifi/internet access in SE Asia. And more specifically for: Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Malaysia?
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Free wifi in Reykjavik

Do coffee shops or similar in Reykjavik have free wifi? I'll be traveling there with friends and want to be able to report in that we're alive after the hike. I don't really want to use GSM internet ...
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SIM card using an external 3G modem while traveling in Israel

Will I be able to buy a SIM card in Israel for use with my modem when I'll be traveling there? Where to buy it and how much will it cost?
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Internet in Spain for a citizen from other EU country

I am from Czech Republic and would like to know if I can buy an internet e.g. for 6 months or a year as a non-Spanish citizen and if yes. If my ID is enough or I need something else too? Also - how ...
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Is there a “best” wireless broadband provider or package for Australia?

Since ASUS came out with their original Eee PC I've always travelled with a netbook computer. I've travelled to many countries, rich and poor recently and everywhere there is free Wi-Fi at least in ...
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Internet speed in Nha Trang Vietnam?

Has anyone been to Nha Trang city in Vietnam? What is the internet speed there? Wi-fi and mobile internet.
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Need fast mobile internet while in Finland for 1 month

I need a data plan while in Finland for a month later this year. I'm going to ask for loaner cell phone and laptop from my work. I was thinking of asking for a GSM iPhone and Mac Book Pro. Then ...
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Why do some accommodations in the Khao San Road area of Bangkok only offer Wi-Fi during daytime hours?

I arrived at the (in)famous Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand very late last night and checked some cheap guesthouses between 1am and 2am. One trend I noticed was that it was common at night to only ...
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Austria - Czech Republic - Germany - What is the best option for mobile phone

I'm planning to spend about 10 days in Austria, Czech Republic and Germany, starting in Austria. I'd like to have mobile internet for maps and getting information about cities. I'd like also to have ...
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Mobile Internet in the Netherlands

I'm visiting the Netherlands for a week. I'd like to buy a SIM for my iPad to have internet access. What is the cheapest way? Cheapest carrier that offers 500MB-1GB? (with decent 3G coverage in ...
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Is there any 3g data package that works across Europe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Choices for prepaid GSM data with laptop tethering in Europe? I will travel to Europe this year. Is there any 3G with data package that will be work on most of this ...
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Prepaid mobile phone package for Frankfurt, Germany

I am visiting my sister in Frankfurt Germany and I want to buy a prepaid card with calling time, SMS and mainly Internet. I saw the other replies but the sites that were posted from other users are ...
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Internet access using mobile phone in Argentina

Considering the mobile Internet in Argentina, I have two related questions: Is there a mobile provider that offers a (pre-paid) sim to access the mobile Internet for a reasonable rate? How good is ...
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Cellular internet coverage in the Pyrenees

I'm looking to buy a SIM card with a data plan. What company has coverage in the Pyrenees? Any recommendation for a plan with 3G coverage there?
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How does data roaming work with prepaid SIM cards in Europe?

I am traveling in Europe with my unlocked phone. I bought a prepaid SIM with 1GB of data in Belgium. I didn't use more than a third of that, and I don't expect to be back in that country for at least ...